Difference between business behavior in USA and China
I always thought the best business is an honest business and as far as you keep this way you’ll success in any type of business. Trawling in different countries made me feel that to have a good reputation is not enough for your business success. People misunderstand each other due to different cultures and business practices. Many a business deal falls apart due to fundamental misunderstandings. What is different between USA and Chinese’s business?
Even people who speak the same language often misunderstand each other. To understand why that occurs, it is important to know some of the major differences underlying how people in the two cultures think. A common mistake business people make before going overseas is not making an effort to understand the basics, such as how to make a positive first impression. These first impressions are based on etiquette and greeting rituals that vary for different countries. (Legacce) However, creating a positive first impression is not enough. One should also have an understanding of the following aspects of business etiquette of other culture.
I came to USA in 2007, I got a great job as a jeweler designer for “Jewel Genie” San Diego CA was a big step for me. My boss would handle all communications with Hollywood designers. The Next step was to create all models. After it was accepted, we had to communicate with China to create all jewelry line for the particular collection. My company taught me how to keep my speech in certain way to success in business. Having a Russian mentality I have to study to American business behavior and be aware of Chinese business etiquette. I can’t tell you it was easy for me but it was defiantly very interesting.
According to Mark Buchman, who teaches a class called "Doing Business in the Pacific Basin" at UCLA, there are five principles that one must keep in mind to successfully deal with different business etiquette in general. They...